AHRA Phoenix 1971 - Bee Line
Footage from the AHRA race at Bee Line (Phoenix) in 1971
Below commentary copied from Dragzine.com
Slingshot Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Modified
Production, Super Stockers, a young and curvy Linda Vaughn; it's all there.
But perhaps the most interesting element captured and one that drag racing
historians will pick up on right away is the presence of "Big Daddy" Don
Garlits' Swamp Rat XIV. Although not the first rear engine dragster by any
means, it undoubtedly ushered in the rear engine movement that led to the
Top Fuel cars of today, and it's the footage of Garlits debuting and
winning in the car at Pomona in 1971 that will forever live in infamy. But,
as the AHRA Winternationals at Beeline took place in late January -- prior
to the NHRA Winternationals -- what you're witnessing is the actual debut
of the Swamp Rat XIV at Beeline.
Vintage Drag Racing: Late 1960's - Early 1970's (Jeff Beck "Big Block")
This piece is based on 1960's and 1970's Drag Racing photographs by Charles
L. Gilchrist, and is dedicated to "Piston Heads" and "Gear Jammers" all
over the world. enjoy!
Produced by CG Imaging
Music "Big Block" by Jeff Beck from the album "Jeff Beck's Guitar Shop".
If you like these hot drag racing images, check out the artists website:
1971 AHRA SUMMERNATIONALS @ YORK US 30
Four minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. See the Stars of AHRA compete at York US 30 dragway. Top
Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Super Stock, GT-1, GT-2, Comp, Street and Stock
Eliminators. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo
clip which only includes car sounds. Bee On Video where the legends race
1974 Dynamite Run AHRA Winternationals Don Garlits Tom McEwen Vintage Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com 1974 Dynamite Run -
AHRA Winternationals, Beeline Dragway - Phoenix, Arizona. Navy vintage
drag racing promotional video.
Featuring Nitro Top Fuel dragsters of: Big Daddy Don Garlits, Parnelli
Jones, Gary Beck.
Nitro Funny Cars of: Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Don the Snake Prudhomme, Army
Vega, Big Jim Dunn, Dunn & Reath, Jim Superman Nicoll in the Speed
Equipment World Vega, (Chuck Tanko and Revell Vega) Gene Snow, Snowman,
Flash Gordon Mineo, Twig Ziegler's "Pizza Haven" Plymouth Satellite.
And Dyno Don Nicholson
Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club
1973 IHRA Northern Nationals
This rare clip features footage of the 1973 IHRA Northern Nationals in
Muncie, Ind. Watching this video will make one appreciate where track and
drag racing safety is today. This nearly 10 minute video has Top Fuel
racers Dick LaHaie, Paul Longenecker, Dale Funk, Pat Foster, Jim Paoli and
Super Stock National Record ( 2011 )
Go for a ride with Mike Nottingham as he set's a new National Record in his
Super Stock Ford Fairlane. New video of Mike's car from inside
GASSERS OF THE '50's '60's '70's
Nine minute promo from the full length (105 min) video available through
Jim Amos' Bee On Video. You will find a mix of nationally famous cars as
well as regional and local cars from around the country. We have included
footage from thirty-eight different tracks in the USA and Canada. Real car
sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this
promo clip which only includes car sounds.
AHRA WORLD FINALS 1987 Pt. 2/5
Qualifying hilites next, Plus Big Daddy has a big Problem, this one would
put him out of the drivers seat and into the broadcast booth for Diamond P
in coming years.
1969 ZL-1 CAMARO
The COPO 9560 used an all-aluminum 427 cu in (7.0 L) big-block called the
ZL-1 and was designed specifically for drag racing. The package was
conceived by drag racer Dick Harrell, and ordered through Fred Gibb
Chevrolet in La Harpe, IL, with the intention of entering NHRA Super Stock
drag racing. Just 69 ZL-1 Camaros were produced, the engine
alone cost over US$4,000 — nearly twice that of a base coupe with a V8.
Though rated at 430 hp (321 kW) gross, the ZL-1 made 376 SAE Net HP in its
"as installed" state. With Exhaust
changes and some tuning, the horsepower jumped to over
The ZL1 engines were hand assembled in a process that took 16 hours each,
in a room that Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov described as
"surgically clean". All ZL1 engines were manufactured at the Tonawanda
Assembly Plant before being installed in Corvettes, Camaros, or sold over the counter
to racers. This car came with a 5yr/50,000 bumper to bumper warranty.
2012 Gasser Reunion AA/GS Rd 1 Eliminations Beaver Springs Dragway Nostalgia Drag Racing
Buy 2013 AA/GS DVD! http://maziracing.com/2013aags/
June 8-10, 2012 -11th Annual Gasser Magazine Gasser Reunion tribute to
Byron Stack, founder of http://www.gassermadness.com and the Gas/FX group.
First round of AA/GS eliminations: Jeff Cryan in the Bizio '33 Willys over
Tom Nowicki's '56 Chevy; Rocky Pirrone's '33 Willys over Fred Bear; Ed
Kasicki's Phenomenon '33 Willys over Jim Tinsmith; Dave Cobb in the Finders
Keepers '33 Willys on a single. Special exhibiton match between Michelle
Feil and Judy 'Mac'.
Many thanks to the racers who permitted use of onboard cameras on their
cars; Don Moyer, East Coast AA/GS Supercharged Racing Association.
Featuring; Ted Turley Jr. in the Altizer, Finders and Kibler Willys; Dave
Cobb in the Finders Keepers Willys; and Jeff Cryan in the Ron Bizio Willys
pickup truck. Rebel Reaper VS 55 ford gasser
Nostalgia Drag Racing and Nitromethane. Drift HD Action POV Camera
Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along
with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last
photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the
grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at
that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take
the title. Great Racin'!!